Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is always 46 days before Easter Sunday and marks the beginning of the Lenten season. Lent is traditionally a 40-day fast — a reference to the time Jesus spent being tempted in the desert — that seeks to prepare the heart of the believer for the solemn remembrance of Jesus’ death. It concludes and is followed by a joyous Easter Sunday celebration of the resurrection of Christ.

Ash Wednesday is a penitent service that uses ash to mark the sign of the cross on the believer’s forehead, symbolizing our sinful nature and need for salvation. The Catholic church usually uses the ashes of Palm Sunday branches from the previous year’s Palm Sunday service.

Join us for Ash Wednesday Mass with our celebrant Rt. Rev Bishop Sebastian Francis, 8 pm – 2 March 2022 @ Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Penang in conjunction with the launching of our Lenten Campaign 2022 and Caritas Website

The video link to the video on Youtube where it will be shown as live

Ash Wednesday | 2 Mar 2022 | Mass @ 8.00pm in ETM – YouTube

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